Medical Office Administration - General Track

Curriculum Description

The Medical Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for employment as medical administrative personnel in the areas of medical office, medical billing and coding, dental office, patient services, and medical documents.

Course work includes medical terminology, computer applications, medical office management, medical coding, medical insurance and billing, medical legal and ethical issues, oral and written communication, and other topics depending on the subject area selected within this curriculum.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of medical office positions in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other healthcare related organizations. Upon graduation, students may be eligible to sit for industry recognized certification exams.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A25310GE REVISED
NC CIP: 51.0705
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 130 Comprehensive Keyboarding 2 2 0 3
OST 137 Office Applications I 2 2 0 3
OST 138 Office Applications II Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 141 Med Office Terms I REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
OST 161 Medical Ofc Procedures 2 2 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 142 Med Office Terms II Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 148 Med Ins & Billing REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
OST 149 Medical Legal Issues REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
OST 164 Office Editing REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 110 Introduction to Communication REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
OST 122 Office Computations 2 2 0 3
OST 286 Professional Development REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 9

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 110 Freshman Composition NEW VERSION Requisite 3 0 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy NEW VERSION Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 184 Records Management REVISED REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
PMT 110 Intro To Project Mgmt 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
OST 263 Healthcare Customer Relations Requisite 3 0 0 3
OST 280 Electronic Health Records Requisite 2 2 0 3
OST 288 Medical Office Admin Capstone Requisite 2 2 0 3
PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
WBL 110
OR
World of Work (1) (0) (0) (1)
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 0 0 10 1
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 13

Total Credit Hours: 67

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Several Medical Office Administration courses are sequential or are offered only once a year. Students should consult their academic advisor to create a course plan if they enter the program in the spring or summer or are not able to follow the plan above.

A25310GE REVISED